Go Go Ghost Haunts the App Store

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The endless runner genre goes on, and on, and on. It’s like… endless. After a while, games all start to seem the same with a different skin. However, from time to time, a new title will pop up that adds a twist to the traditional format, giving us something new to love.

Go Go Ghosts is one such game. It follows the traditional endless runner schematic. However, you’ll be treated with a few interesting additions, like creature collecting and boss fights.

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Apple Adds iTunes U Educational Tools To Help Teachers and Students Collaborate on iPad

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Back in 2012, Apple added the iTunes U app to iOS. This education app allows educators from leading universities, as well as other schools, the ability to add content for students to access from their iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. The free app makes it possible for people all over the world to take courses from such educational institutions as Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford, and more.

Today, Apple announced an update to the iTunes U app that makes it possible for teachers to create, edit, and manage entire courses directly on the iPad. Additionally, students have new ways to collaborate with others, including starting a class discussion and asking a question, right from their iPad.

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This Week’s App Store Editor’s Choice: 120 Sports

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With the World Cup turning everyone upside down, it’s no wonder Apple as spotlighted a sports related app for this week’s Editor’s Choice. There are plenty of sporting apps in the App Store. The first thing I thought was, what’s so special about this one? Turns out 120 Sports is special thanks to the fact that you don’t need a subscription or cable authentication to enjoy it.

120 Sports is a collaboration between MBL, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, and Time Inc. that brings the company’s online content to mobile devices. It features eight hours of live programing every day from 4:00 PM to midnight PT every day. Content is broken up into clips that cover baseball, basketball, hockey and more.

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Hand Cut Paper Craft Musical Adventure ‘Ephemerid’ Unfolds in the App Store

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When writing a song, some people like to start with the music and add the lyrics after the basic structure is built. Others start their inspiration with lyrics and add music around the words. When it comes to making games, I didn’t think there was more than one process for creation.

However, Ephemerid started as a soundtrack and the game was built around it. The two-man development team of SuperChop Game that created this musical adventure used the music as the inspiration for making a rhythmic fantastical world for players to immerse themselves in.

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PadGadget’s iPad Tips: How to Remove Duplicate Songs in iTunes Match

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If you subscribe to iTunes Match, there is a chance that you have experienced an issue with duplicate content on your iPad. The reason is that iTunes Match adds music to your device. It doesn’t replace it. So, if you already had music on your iPad or you sync your music when you connect to iTunes, both versions (iCloud and local) will show up. There is a work around for this situation.

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Apple launches ‘Best New Game Updates’ category for iOS App Store games

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You may have noticed, over the past year or so, that Apple’s “Best New Apps” and “Best New Games” categories are a bit confusing since more than half the titles in each category are not new at all. Previously, Apple listed recently updated apps and games in the same category as new ones. Yesterday, iTunes received a fairly noticeable change that helps clarify things a bit. There is now a “Best New Updates” category.

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PadGadget’s Flashback Friday: Monty Python’s The Ministry of Silly Walks

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In 1969, a revolutionary sketch comedy show staring a troupe of British comedians took the world by storm. “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” is still the most popular sketch comedy show around the globe. In 1970, one of the Flying Circus’ most famous sketches made its first appearance. In “The Ministry of Silly Walks,” actor and co-Python John Cleese performs a series of ridiculous walks on his way to work at the Ministry, where he encounters a young upstart seeking government funding to work on his silly walk. Hilarity ensues.

This week, under the title “Boondogle Studios,” the Python troupe launched its first of what will hopefully be many humorous games, The Ministry of Silly Walks. In it, players control the minister, voiced by Cleese, on an endless runner style obstacle course.

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Apple Rumored to be Developing Smart Home Devices to Connect to HomeKit

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Apple’s promise to launch a variety of new products throughout 2014 has not yet been fulfilled. When CEO Tim Cook made that statement in a Quarterly Earnings conference call, the tech world speculated as to what the company had in store. A rumored iWatch, iPad Pro, and revamped Apple TV have all been contemplated. Today, 9to5Mac is reporting that Apple has plans to enter the smart home market with gadgets and gizmos that will link to iOS 8’s HomeKit software developer kit.

According to 9to5Mac, Apple is looking into developing hardware for the smart home market and has gathered a team to work on products for the home that will integrate with preexisting devices like the iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.

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Civil War 1864 Brings The Battles of Grant Versus Lee to the iPad and iPhone

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Hunted Cow Studios has a long list of war battle games ranging all the way back to Ancient Rome and reaching all the way out to the vast universe. The game maker’s like of Civil war strategy titles have been hugely successful covering 1862, 1863, and now 1864.

Civil War 1864 covers the battles between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee that ultimately led to the surrender of Lee and the Confederacy a year later. Fight as either the North or the South as you command an infantry of troops across the battlefield.

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Opera Redesigns its Mobile Browser With Flat Design and Multiple Modes

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Opera is one of the most popular alternative web browsers around. Back in 2011, the company made Opera Mini available on the iPad. Over the past three years, the iOS version has seen enough changes that it has become one of the most popular mobile web browser alternatives around.

Today, the company launched an update to Opera Mini that completely redesigns the user interface and restructures the way you browse the Internet. Now you have three different choices for exploring the worldwide web with a new flat design compatible with iOS 7.

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